Emotional Health

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are a natural way to treat depression, anxiety insomnia and stress.

Oriental Medicine views unbalanced or strong emotions as having a major impact on the function of our organs and overall health and wellbeing. The state of our Spirit has a large impact on the state of our physical health and vice versa. Acupuncture calms our overtaxed system. Herbal formulas can help nourish what needs extra support in order to bring our stressed nervous system back into a state of healing. Functional MRIs have shown that acupuncture has a calming and modulating effect on the amygdala which is the center of our emotional nervous system (the limbic system).

Julie has a background as a counselor so she understands how important our emotional and mental health is and how it effects every aspect of our lives. Besides acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Formulas, and looking at life style, she utilizes simple and effective techniques to help her clients navigate through stress and difficult emotions.

Cognitive Polar Transformation (also referred to as Toggling), is one such technique similar to meditation that helps people put strong emotions into perspective. It is based on Chinese Medical theory. CPT helps people see their emotions for what they are...just another form of energy. Many clients report being better able to deal with unpleasant emotions and no longer feel that their emotions are controlling them upon incorporating CPT in their lives.

CPT can be incorporated before receiving acupuncture or during a separate session.

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